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Thermaltake Eureka VC8000SWA Silver Chassis : 1.0mm all aluminum Front bezel : Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case

  • Aluminum ATX Full Tower
  • USB / Audio / IEEE 1394 Front Ports
  • 5 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 5 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Carleton M.
  • 4/27/2007 1:09:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsMy favorite case so far

Pros: This case is large but it's laid out like a server case so it's deeper than it is tall (which in my opinion is a plus). Very easy to work in and I love HD cages that face the back of the drives towards the open side of the case. I have 4 HDs, 2X 7800 GTs SLI, Zalman CNPS9500 LED, Opteron 175 @ 2.6 GHz (115' under load), and 2 optical drives and there is plenty of bay space to spare. I have built hundreds of PCs over the years and I really like working in this case yet it isn’t so big that it really takes up much more space than a mid-tower. I would definitely buy this case again.

Cons: None of these cons change my appreciation of this case but are worth mentioning.

1) The front of the case is solid, milled aluminum and although relatively nice looking weighs more than the rest of the case combined with everything in it. It could have been made of something lighter (I know this isn’t a LAN Party case but still…). I take the front off (only 4 screws) whenever I’m working in it.
2) The rails (not tool less but I don’t consider that a “Con”) tend to get hung up sometimes and I have to slide a thin screw driver or a slot cover in to get the 5.25” drives to come out.
3) There isn’t a filter for the front fan and it isn’t that easy to get to
4) There is a screened opening on the side but no fan mount (I just installed a fan into the screen using washers). I had originally used the word scr3w3d (substitute e's for the 3's) but my review was rejected for inappropriate language lol).

Other Thoughts: I really love the functionality of this case and although I'm using my gaming PC it would make a fine home for a server as well. It is not the flashiest case on the market, but it looks nice and I love it when it comes time for my annual upgrade (darned PC hardware addiction).

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  • Michael M.
  • 3/29/2007 8:48:42 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHUGE!!!!

Pros: big enough for anything, water cooling ready, dual socket ready, big area for all components drives and power supply

Cons: size can also be a con, hard to put it anywhere its alot bigger than a standard case

Other Thoughts: quality is very good, solid and big enough to hold everything you could ever need for a long time

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  • Gerhard B.
  • 2/25/2007 8:32:09 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice case, light weight, BIG

Pros: Well, this is a nice case. It's made out of aluminum, and for it's size it's fairly light. There is plenty of room for add-ons, and plenty of HD bays. All of the case bays come with removable rails, which mount to whatever you are installing, so that's nice too. Due to it's size and construction, it does lower the noise output. The two 120mm fans allow ample air flow, and that's fairly important if you are going to load the case up.

Cons: The only issue I've got is with the molex style plugs on the 120mm fans. Frankly, in this day of 4 pin headers, it would have been nice to have them attack to the motherboard headers for temperature based speed control.

Other Thoughts: It's a fine case, and you'll be happy with it if you not looking for the flashiest beast out there.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/17/2007 9:54:36 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsnot a bad case

Pros: like all the other reviews say this case is rather large, and perfect for a pc or server with multiple HDDS, and a oversized PSU, i have myn jam packed with 5 hdd, and 3 rom drives and 1 tape drive not much room left after that, my MB fits in perfectly had no trouble at all installing it. very nice for hot swappable hdds

Cons: hard drives are extreamly hard to fit in properly with a molex power if you have sata drives use the sata power, i have 2 ide drives with old school molex power and a moduel PSU, but i couldnt get the hdd to seat right with it, i had to get some extension to make it work

Other Thoughts: would be nice if the hdd area could be adjusted for Moduel PSU

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  • Harrison T.
  • 12/12/2006 10:26:39 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIt is truly a home server case

Pros: Big big case...I'll be redundant here...BIG BIG HUGE case! I needed a big case for when I get my future upgrades like more disks and more RAM. It cools very very well. The front door does not automatically close. Everything has sliding tools on them for easy removal.

Cons: Someone (either eVGA or Thermaltake) switched the wires around on the headers for H.D.D Light and Power light. Not a big deal because no damage was caused, and it was easy to fix. I had to mod one of the headers because I needed a 2-pin and not a 3-pin, that was a little more difficult. Not much airflow from the front air intake fan, just enough to take care of the Hard Drives in the bay.

Other Thoughts: Lock for the front door is nice for servers. I'll be using it to keep out people who shouldn't be touching it. Lock on the side door is nice too. Remember, this is a big case. it's just three hundred square inches smaller than the gaming alienware cases...which are just ridiculous.

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/15/2006 4:23:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggswasn't for me but nice

Pros: If you want hot swap hard drives this case is great since hard drives install individually and the whole cage doesn't need to be pulled out. Tooless expansion card retainer works well. External 5.25 devices install easily with rail system. front panel looks sharp.

Cons: This case was bigger than I wanted--it's huge, not just big. Intake fan is hard to get to to filter/clean. Front panel is not really open grill so inlet airlflow has to go in through smaller air holes in bottom of front panel.

Other Thoughts: After seeing a thermaltake armor jr in person I rma'd this case and bought the armor jr. I usually hate windows but the armor jr is the sharpest case I've ever seen.

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  • Brian L.
  • 9/27/2006 10:12:50 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThey call it a home server case for a reason.

Pros: Removeable motherboard tray made E-ATX motherboard easy to install.
Cushioned hard drive holders.
Plenty of room for oversized 1000W power supply and two Zalman 9500 CPU coolers.
Bracket that locks in the PCI cards works with wide cards.
Curved front door lets you close it without hitting knobs protruding from front drive bay devices like fan controllers or sound card interface bays.

Cons: Front fan inaccessable. How do you get to it to clean it?
Side grill not filtered.

Other Thoughts: I originally wanted the Tai-Chi case, but it did not support an E-ATX motherboard. I'm still satisfied with the Eureka. Glad it doesn't have a fan or USB/audio jacks on the top of the case.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/23/2006 5:13:12 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsWhisper Quiet

Pros: I'm glad I bought this case after researching so many. This case is extremely quiet. When I first turn it on I thought it didnt start up. It also has plenty of room for upgrades and hiding all those air flow restricting cables. This is a quality case.

Cons: It is very big, bigger than my last Antec server case, although not a con for me, but some people may not like this aspect. The clip it has for holding PCI cards in place is a pain. Luckily you can still do it the old fashioned way, with screws. Price may also be a con for some but I thought it was right.

Other Thoughts: The 120mm fans make a big difference. My old case is full of 80mm fans and its noisey. Another excellent case from Thermaltake.

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  • Michael S.
  • 8/14/2006 4:33:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery Nice

Pros: High quality, very durable. Plenty of space for everything, and the sideways drive bays are a major major plus.

Cons: front is a bit heavy (heaviest part of the case) but it evens out once everything is in it.

Other Thoughts: Overall, high quality

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/5/2006 10:03:44 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsDecent Case.

Pros: Lots of room.
Sideways drive mounting is great

Cons: the front door NEEDS a lock for opening. it slides closed on it's own unless you block it. VERY annoying.

Other Thoughts: good case I guess. I was expecting more.

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